2023-2024 Catalog

EDUC 219 Educational Inequality

This course will analyze the educational infrastructure PK-16 pipeline to examine the nature of inequality. The following three areas will be examined: (1) theories of educational inequality, (2) research on inequality, and (3) policies of inequality. Students will gain a basic understanding of the theories of educational inequality as they relate to genetic, cultural, school, and societal perspectives, using critical theoretical lenses. Students will also examine the research addressing educational inequality, paying attention to designs, methods, and samples covered. And finally, students will analyze educational policies that either reproduce or eliminate inequalities.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity